Friday, 11 September 2009

Frosty the Snowman

What a busy week I've had and not as many cards made as I would have liked. It has also been a great week for me as I won 2 challenges and what fantastic prizes they were. Elaine of Quixotic Cards, a great shop, had generously donated a £10 voucher to the Cupcake Challenge, which I had great pleasure in spending today. Today I found I have won a set of label nesties of my choice from Stamp Something. Another generous sponsor, Christian Papercrafts. Thanks so much for these great prizes. I decided to spoil myself and order 6 of the new Promarkers as Secret Crafter now offer free p&p. There are so many lovely new colours it as hard to choose but 3 pinks and 3 purples will be coming my way. There just weren't enough of these colours in the original set. I've been very lucky with the prizes and candy I have won since I started 3 months ago so there will be candy on offer sometime next month so spread the word and if you're not already one of my lovely followers now would be a good time to become one.

Well on to today's card. Finally got round to doing the Winter Wonderland challenge of Frosty the Snowman. I just love snowmen and snowflakes on cards. The fab sketch is from Mojo Monday. I decided to go with something different and used the colour challenge of pumpkin, cocoa and ruby from Color Throwdown. This was a challenge as most Christmas papers aren't orange and brown. Apart from the strip of Christmas papers the others were all from my non Christmas stash. The stamp is Pink Gem coloured with PMs. I decided to add some red flowers and bronze roses both of which I bought in local shops over the last 2 weeks. This week's challenge at Stamp Something is to use your favourite embellishments. Well, mine is definitely flowers of any shape, size and colour.
A busy weekend ahead but I am having a facial and back massage tomorrow so should be nice and relaxed and will hopefully find a little time for crafting on Sunday. Hope you all have a great weekend and the weather is good for you.


Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Marianne! Love the image and the great colours you have used! Enjoy your pampering tomorrow!
Hugs Lynsey:)

pinky said...

Unusual colours but very lovely! Congrats on your wins this week and sounds like you'll be having a lovely weekend marianne, enjoy it.

dolcreations said...

Marianne this card is one of my favourites you have done. I love cards with snowman!!! The colours are not your usual, and I think that is why I like it!
Have a great weekend,

Teri said...

This is great - love the colour choices! Thanks for playing at Winter Wonderland this week.
Teri x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous sweet card, brilliant job with the sketch.

cats whiskers said...

This is stunning dear, love the colours, sorry for the quick visit of to the beach with the Grandchildren
Hugs Jacqui x

Mandy said...

Well done Marianne. Gorgeous card, love the colours and sweet image, enjoy your weekend
Love Mandy xx

Kristin Eberline said... that adorable image and your color scheme! Those flowers are GORGEOUS! Great job with the CTD challenge!

LeAnne said...

Very cute! I like that you made something other than a fall card! Sweet paper, too!

dpkennedy said...

What an adorable image! Love those flowers too! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Jenni said...

Gorgeous card, love your embellishments. Thanks for joining in with the Stamp Something challenge this week.
Jenni x

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute card! That image is adorable! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!